People born in the year of the rat are charming and popular people who thrive on social interaction. They are fun and interesting people with lively personalities who have a lot of energy, so they find it easy to make friends.
Despite being very sociable, Rats are not inclined to share their secrets easily. They are alert and observant which means they often give great advice, however, their need for others’ approval can influence their life choices.
Rats are quite frugal and good at saving, so they may come across as mean, but they are actually very generous within their own family. They are very imaginative but may lack the confidence to put their ideas forward which sometimes means they don’t get the recognition they often deserve. If they can overcome this they are destined for success, as they are conscientious workers, who love discipline and routine. However, they have a tendency to compare themselves with others which may lead to discontent.
Confident, independent, talented, good team players, very popular but may have a tendency to pessimism.
These Rats are friendly and outgoing. They are intelligent and good communicators who value freedom and ethics. They are peace lovers who rarely argue with others and are very popular with friends and colleagues alike. They make friends easily.
Wood Rats are conservative, hard working, and find it easy to follow the rules. They are full of good ideas and may have a unique view on things, and are talented enough that they can be successful in many areas. However, they may be quick to temper and unwilling to listen to others. They may find it hard to focus due to their active brains and lack patience, but their endurance may see them through.
Self disciplined, brave, energetic, too hard on themselves and can sometimes be hard on others.
The Fire Rat is intelligent and full of life. They have a sunny disposition, are polite and down to earth. People easily see their honesty and generosity. They are direct, wear their heart on their sleeve, and never do things by halves. They may be opinionated and sometimes speak harshly but they are very kind to their friends.
These Rats are talented and capable with high self esteem, but may struggle in an environment with strict rules. They are hard working which wins them a lot of respect in the workplace. They prefer to work alone, so are best in professions that allow a certain amount of autonomy.
Honest, versatile, high self esteem, modest.
Earth Rats are courageous and intelligent – they may be less adventurous than other Rats, but they still love a challenge in life, however, they are not unreliable or unpredictable. They are very wise and level headed, and love to plan ahead which serves them well.
Hardworking, reliable, and decisive, they are good at overcoming obstacles. They are multitalented, so have good opportunity for success. They often make good leaders and senior management.
Talented, hot tempered, persuasive, like to be the centre of attention.
Metal Rats are positive, confident and active. They have an eye for style and the finer things in life, so they love to surround themselves with lovely things and have an interest in home decor.
It’s easy to find a connection with Metal Rats and they make great friends as they are incredibly faithful. Whilst they are very charming and may attract many suitors, they can be jealous. They do not cope well with failed relationships.
These Rats are optimistic and motivated which makes it easy for them to adapt to changes in life, but they may worry unnecessarily. They are very determined and like to see things through to the end. However, they can be quick to temper and over sensitive.
Intelligent and quick witted, talkative, wise and conservative.
The Water Rat is more introverted than other Rats and more selective about who they invite into their lives, but nevertheless very popular. If you manage to enter their inner circle, they are sincere and loyal friends. They may be reluctant to share their feelings, but once they open up to you, you know you have a lifelong friend. However, they must be careful that their fear of loneliness doesn’t lead them into the wrong circles.
These Rats are intelligent, perceptive, and multitalented. They are deep thinkers who love to learn, and if they can learn to focus on one thing they will find success. They often make great writers.